The State of Arts Criticism

Events (talk, seminar)

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  • Fringe Central - Lecture Theatre 1
  • 11:30
  • Aug 15
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: The List
  • Warnings and additional info: Those with Fringe participant pass will gain priority access
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Reviewing can be a powerful tool at the Fringe, but a controversial one too. Is a review from a critic with decades of experience worth more than one from a student journalist? Or are all reviews valid? And when anyone can write their own review on social media, do reviews from publications really matter anymore? This event takes a measure of the state of arts criticism in 2018 and wonders what the future holds. Speakers for this event will be announced on Twitter through @FringeCentral.

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